Second planet (of fourteen) in the system 32 924 Vela, a system of a single G-class yellow dwarf star. Rafale is a terra-alpha class world with five continental land masses. Three continents were bombarded with asteroids by the early colonists to clear jungle and shift the planet's climate. The remaining two continents were left largely intact, with thick jungle vegetation and swamps, inhabited by dinosaur-like sauropods. The planet is known for extremely powerful hurricanes with wind velocities in excess of 300KPH. (Book 6: Crucible )
Emeishan was charted by the Pathfinder Ship Lexington Keeler in the Sapphirean Year AS 7308.
After joining the New Commonwealth, Emeishan implemented a strict immigration policy that limited the rights of immigrants and limited them to living in specified zones of the planet. (Book 11: Charlemagne )
- Human population: 634 Million.